PRAGUE – Sometimes you have to travel half a world away to discover local angles to stories.
While visiting the magnificent Church of Our Lady Victorious in Prague this week, I learned that there is a connection between Baltimore and the Infant of Prague – the much-loved statue of the Christ Child located inside the famous Czech church. Here’s a video report on that surprising link, along with some background of the statue.
7/14/2011 — UPDATE – Also check out this blog about how images of the Blessed Virgin Mary are crafted from butterfly wings.
Can't go to Prague without tasting a Czech beer.
PRAGUE – Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski’s pilgrimage to Europe has landed in Prague. I haven’t had a free moment to post, but stay tuned for a video report on the Infant of Prague, located at the Church of Our Lady Victorious. Should be up later today. (The pilgrimage group has been going strong for two days straight without any sleep!)
In the meantime, enjoy a few photos from the church posted below. Prague definitely lives up to its billing as one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
The Infant of Prague, located inside the Church of Our Lady Victorious. (CR/George P. Matysek Jr.)
Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski celebrates Mass at the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Prague. (CR/George P. Matysek Jr.)
Baltimore pilgrims pray inside the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Prague. (CR/George P. Matysek Jr.)
That's all for now. Much more to come!